Dr. Hirsch’s HEALTH FIRST and Weight Loss program has a wonderful triple bonus: not only the prevention or management of disease, but also weight loss and wellness. The HEALTH FIRST: Winning at Weight Loss and Wellness book, teaches: mindfulness about health and diet; budgeting of food types through daily/weekly diet plans; a decrease in one’s diet of sugar, salt, and fat; and the adoption of regular, moderate exercise.
A Conversation That Changed My Life
Dr. Steve Hirsch changed the way I live my life. He did so in four ways.
First, by drawing attention to the “small” bulge I was getting used to; I was almost in the obesity category, he said.
Second, by making me pay attention to the way I eat, every time I eat. No tricks or special foods. Just very conscious portioning on a weekly basis.
Third, by showing me how I could incorporate exercise into my weekly routine.
And finally, by showing me how to measure my progress every day. Two pounds a week, week after week.
As more and more of us stand on the threshold of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and the simple unpleasantness of being too heavy, this book puts Dr. Hirsch in everyone’s hands, so anyone, anywhere, can benefit from the kind of conversation that helped me so much.
As a journalism educator, I try to help specialists communicate new ideas very clearly – so they deepen our understanding of the world around us. Health can be very complicated. But Dr. Hirsch does what every doctor should: he truly puts our health in our own hands.”
– ROBERT STEINER, Director, Fellowships in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
A terrific, practical guide for anyone who wants to live within a consistent, healthier weight range forever … The big difference between this program and some fad diet or hyped training regime is that it is simple and sustainable. The program … incorporates reasonable weight-loss targets and will result in improved fitness levels.”
– JOHN CLEGHORN, Retired CEO, Royal Bank of Canada